Residents of Los Angeles, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $55K per year; other top-paying cities include San Jose, Calif. (around $51K) and San Bernardino, Calif. (approximately $45K).
Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators earn the highest median pay at $56K annually, followed by Marriage & Family Therapists (about $52K) and Mental Health Clinicians ($49K).
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $53K per year. The largest slice of the EMQ Families First workforce (59 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $51K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $52K per year for Registered Marriage and Family Therapist interns; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS), Counseling; EMQ Families First awards $56K to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Clinical Psychology; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $53K annually. Counseling also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a strong majority of employees surveyed report using it at work.
Benefits and Perks
Though more than half of workers get paid time off for vacation, only about 38 percent receive paid sick leave. Most employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and almost all respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.